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Master of Human Resource Management

I’ve been a student of UCCI since 2005. UCCI offered me a wonderful opportunity that I would not have received had I obtained my degree from abroad—that is, to work and study at the same time in order to accomplish my educational goal. I would simply like to thank the outstanding faculty who made themselves available and encouraged me along the way. It’s because of UCCI, that I have completed my Associate's, Bachelor's and Master of Human Resource Management degrees. I have reached both my educational and career goals!

- Kayla Shibli

Graduate of UCCI's Master of Human Resource Management



A Master in Human Resources Management (MHRM) at UCCI Graduate Studies Department prepares students with the skills needed to meet the real-world, real-time challenges of human resources. Whether you previously studied human resources (HR) as part of an undergraduate business degree, or you’re a professional seeking to access a range of HR careers, a masters in human resource management could be the perfect next step in developing your critical understanding of people and the businesses they work for. The programme is an 18 month course of study for the HRCI’s PHR, or SPHR certifications. The programme follows a flexible schedule and is compromised of three modules. Stand-alone sessions are a part of Modules 1 and 2 to accommodate HR practitioners who might need professional development.

Modular and Flexible Scheduling

The Master’s in Human Resources Management (MHRM) is offered as a full master’s degree, MODULE 1 can be done individually to accommodate HR practitioners who might need professional development. This ensures that those individuals who do not wish to do the degree but would like to be certified are able to participate in the programme. This degree prepares students for 36-credit programme that will last for 18 months that will be necessary for the HRCI’s PHR, or SPHR certifications. The programme follows a flexible 18 months schedule and comprises of three modules.

Key Features

  • An immersive experience that allows you to seek employment in a number of sectors, particularly (but not exclusively) to recruitment, training, and development, job appraisal, promotion, and employee relations.
  • Engage with courses specifically relating to the HR field and develop skills and knowledge related to understanding organisational behaviour.
  • Develop the knowledge of collective bargaining, recruiting techniques and how to select the best candidates for available positions.
  • Graduates are generally involved in hiring, training, and promoting employees, workforce coordination and development, and other personnel management decisions.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications do you need?

Welcome to you potential Graduate School Students. Please see a list of requirements for the programme below. Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

  • Applicants MUST have at least 2 years HR experience and should have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants who do not hold a Bachelor’s degree but who have significant experience in an HR role MAY be given consideration for entry to the programme.

Course Details

The UCCI MHRM was designed in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resource Professionals (CISHRP) along with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) in the USA, to offer examinations on island. This programme will focus on critically assessing the role of human resources in modern organizations, from hiring procedures to strategies for motivating employees, and systems for developing and retaining talent.

  • This course is offered in three seminars that are conducted as a “stand-alone” sessions to accommodate professional development of HR practitioners. This ensures that those individuals who do not wish to do the degree but would like to be certified are able to participate in the programme.  Module one includes:

    • Essentials of HR Management (three seminars offered as a “stand-alone” for professional development)
    • US Accredited SHRM training (offered as a “stand-alone” in preparation for international certification)
    • Research Methods in Business & Management
  • Module two looks at Strategies in Human Resource Management in an international as well as a Cayman-focused context. Students will also do courses from the Executive Certificate in Global Leadership (ECGL) programme that is offered in partnership with the Florida International University (FIU) and taught by FIU professors.  This Module will allow HR practitioners to gain US Accredited SHRM training. This Module is also offered as a “stand-alone” in preparation for international certification.

  • Module three allows you to perform independent research that would allow you to apply your HR knowledge to real world experiences and issues. This final module, as with all others, is flexible with respect to the students’ professional obligations.  Each student works with a UCCI faculty member who has expertise in the area of study.

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